Spicy Honey Chicken Salad

Long-time readers of our blog will recognize this little number. Whenever the topic of favorite Best Bites recipes comes up, whether it be with friends, family, on-line forums, parenting boards, etc. Spicy Honey Chicken is one of the things that’s almost always mentioned. It’s something I posted really early on before we had more than 14 readers, so I thought it could use a refresher with new pictures. On that original post I talked about how much I love it in a salad, and I love it so much that I decided the salad needed its own post! I also re-worked both the chicken recipe, and the dressing recipe, so if you’ve tried this before- give it a shot again and tell me what you think. When I made this recently, my husband said this is his favorite of all of the entree salads I make. It’s seriously good folks!

It combines 2 of my most favorite things: Spicy Honey Chicken, and Honey-Citrus Vinaigrette

And a big shout-out to one of you. I believe it was a reader, Leah, who mentioned on our very first mango giveaway post that she liked to add mangoes to this salad. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of that before and I’ve been making it with mangoes ever since. So Leah, if you’re still around and checking in here, thanks girlie!

Spicy Honey Chicken Salad

1-2 heads Romaine or Red Leaf Lettuce
2 ripe but firm mangoes, chilled
2-3 ripe but firm avocados
optional: thinly sliced red onions

Spicy Honey Chicken
Honey-Citrus Vinaigrette

This serves 4 large salads or 6 smaller sized ones.

While chicken is grilling, wash lettuce and divide among serving plates. Slice avocados, onions, and mangoes and place them on top of the lettuce. When chicken is finished, let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing to preserve the juices. Then slice it up and divide among the salads. Drench it all in the Honey-Citrus Vinaigrette and pretend you’re at a fancy restaurant!

And when you’re done, you’ll definitely want to lick the plate. The left over dressing combined with the drippy honey glaze and spices from the chicken is yummmmmy.



  1. I just found your blog and this is the first recipe I've tried. FANTASTIC! The sweet and spicy combo is wonderful, and the dressing is a perfect compliment. Our whole family loved this. I especially liked the dressing…both my kids ate it happily which is a bonus.

  2. My family tried this a whil ago and loved it! My picky 2-year old asked for THIRDS.
    Tonight I am making it for my dinner/book group and making the chocolate mousse crunch cake for dessert. Thanks for the awesome recipes!!

  3. I made this for a Girls night dinner and it was GREAT….everybody loved it, and it made a wonderful presentation!! At the last minute I added pecans to the top, and since I had the dressing on the side, it was still yummy leftovers today! Thanks!

  4. Thanks for sharing an awesome salad. I'm not really a salad-for-a-meal kind of girl, but this looked delicious and did not dissapoint. My 4 kids – who are not picky eaters on the whole, but do turn up their noses at new things – devoured this also. I'm looking forward to the next time we have this!

  5. This salad is awesome! The chicken is so tasty and the dressing pairs perfectly. Add the mango & avocado and it just puts it over the top. Thanks for the great recipe!!

  6. My husband does not like mangos, but still liked this salad. We had the chicken for dinner and the salad for lunch the next day. It was a big hit, both days. Thanks for the recipe!!

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